Summer plumbing problems can happen at any time; from a garbage disposal malfunctioning, to a leaky faucet or a clogged toilet. These and other plumbing problems are never welcomed, but being ready for them will help you enjoy your summer to the fullest.
Why do these four problems usually occur during the summer? Summer plumbing problems usually arise, because of the extra wear and tear your home receives during these hot Dallas summer months. Summer means family and friends, and you tend to have more guests over than usual to watch a game, enjoy the pool, a birthday, or a bbq - because there is no better time to enjoy brisket and a cold refreshing brew than summer time. It's the time in the year when the kids are home from school and the house is in use throughout the day, guests visit from out of town, and outdoor summer activities are top of mind.
Here are four of the most common plumbing problems that can happen during the summer months.
Clogged Garbage Disposal
Summer is the best time for cookouts, pineapple, strawberries, mineral water, and much more. Know exactly what can and cannot go down the drain, as this can easily hurt or clog your garbage disposal. Cookouts grease from grilling will quickly clog your disposal and prevent it from running properly - as well as pineapple rinds, banana peals, bones, etc.
Overused Washing Machines
Your washing machine tends to work overtime during the summer. Multiple loads due to having the full family at home and extracurricular activities can put a strain on your washing machine. Heavy loads can lead to blockages and overflows. Try to stick to small loads to avoid problems. It is also recommended for you to check the hoses from your machine for leakages or kinks and consider moving your washing machine out from the wall a little to reduce the risk of overheating.
Parties, lawn mowers, cars and increase traffic on lawns during the summer can contribute to broken sprinkler issues. Be aware of your sprinklers and double check they are in good shape before using them to avoid significant damage.
Clogged Shower Drains
Summer is full of days at the pool, lake, playing sports, and hitting the gym. Things like sand, dirt and pebbles can get caught up in bathing suits and empty out in the shower, blocking the drain. Our furry friends can also put a strain in our drains and it's important to keep their hair (and ours) away from the drain. Another tip to avoid clogged drains is to keep an eye on the drain cover and to remove hair that gets stuck in there.
Don't let these problems interfere with your summer plans. Get ahead of them by conducting an inspection and/or join our Diamond Club - and should you find yourself facing these problems in the future, give us a call at 214-328-7371. We have respectful, professional, and certified technicians ready to assist you 24/7.
Dallas weather can keep us on our toes . We can go from enjoying a sunny summer day at the pool or lake, to torrential thunderstorms. Then these happen, avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away. Below are the steps on how to navigate a flood.
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It’s that time of year when we get together with our friends and family - especially the little ones - and we carve and decorate pumpkins for Halloween. Sheer excitement on their faces as they clean out the pumpkin or pick out the “pumpkin brains” (fibrous strands and seeds) as some say.
While your Jack O’ Lantern may be spooky, it’ll never be as scary as the damage the pumpkin’s strands and seeds can do to your drains. So as a reminder, please discard the “pumpkin brains” in the trash.
What happens when I dump the pumpkin's fibrous strands and seeds down my drain, garbage disposal, or flush them down the toilet? We ar e so glad you asked! When you do this, you are clogging your drains. The strands can get caught as you flush them and cause a sewer backup. Unfathomable damage like clogged pipes and broken garbage disposals are disastrous when the entire city of Dallas decides to dump pumpkin guts down the drain.
Avoid clogged drains and toilets this Halloween by dumping the “pumpkin brains’ in the trash.
If you’re in Dallas and facing this problem, please call us at: 214-328-7371. One of our certified plumbing technicians will be ready to assist you 24/7.
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When the leaves begin to turn and pumpkin spice latte’s make their return, you know Autumn is officially here. Dallasites out and about enjoying the fresh crisp air, football games and long runs down the Katy Trail and White Rock lake. Unfortunately, getting your home Fall-ready includes more than just displaying your alma mater’s flag.
Here are a few things you can check to make sure your home is ready for Fall:
Should you need help with any the above, please contact us and we will gladly provide you with any information necessary. We are happy to answer your questions and refer you to the right professionals to assist you in the Dallas Metroplex.
Many residents throughout the Dallas Metroplex enjoy taking advantage of our Diamond Club Membership. This membership includes a 323-annual point inspection, $200 value in free services,15% discount on repairs, and much more, all for just $9.95 a month. Learn more, here.
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Keeping your garbage disposal clean may not be something you think of often, but it’s certainly something you wonder about once unpleasant smells begin to come from it or your garbage disposal begins to show signs of deterioration.
There are simple things you can do to help keep your garbage disposal clean and free from unwanted smells. Here are our top five:
Should you ever have problems with your garbage disposal or other plumbing problem around your house, please contact your Dallas plumbers at Metro-Flow Plumbing. You may also reach us at: 214-328-7371. One of our certified plumbing technicians will be ready to assist you 24/7.
We know that looking for a plumber can sometimes be overwhelming. There’s a “plumbing vocabulary” that if not properly explained and understood, could result in unnecessary high quotes and unhappy clients. At Metro-Flow Plumbing, we take pride in our work, and in customer satisfaction. We believe in fair prices and in empowering our Dallas customers. Because of this, we’ve created a checklist for you to follow when looking for a plumber.
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Before you purchase a home in the Dallas metroplex, have a plumber inspect the pipes. In most cases, they will provide an estimate of any needed repairs. The plumber providing this report, whether it is for a Dallas home or business, can provide important details on the condition and age of the current plumbing system. This can help you plan ahead and avoid future plumbing problems.
Metro-Flow Plumbing can give you access to a plumber with the best Dallas residential and commercial plumbing experience, qualifications, and capabilities. You don't have to spend time and energy looking all over Dallas for a qualified plumber to just to be disappointed in the end. There are many household repairs that can be do-it-yourself jobs, but you should always have a reliable plumbing service ready to call on in case you find yourself in a bind.
Pursuing the preventative route can save you money long term. If you have any leaks, you can get a plumbing repair estimate from Metro-Flow Plumbing. You can be confident using Metro-flow Dallas plumbers with our excellent reputation for customer service. Why gamble with handymen that aren’t certified when you can trust your Dallas plumbing experts at Metro-Flow Plumbing? Call us today at 214-328-7371 or fill out the Contact Form on our website for more information.